1997 BMW 328is Oil Change

How Often to Get 1997 BMW 328is Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1997 BMW 328is? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

BMW recommends having your 1997 BMW 328is’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your 328is may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than BMW recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your BMW 328is. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1997 BMW 328is?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1997 BMW 328is motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. BMW has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1997 BMW 328is vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your 328is's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 328is by taking into account your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for BMWs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to BMW's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1997 BMW 328is.

Where to Go for 1997 BMW 328is Oil Change

The next time your BMW 328is needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for BMW vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your BMW 328is oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 328is's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

1997 BMW 328is Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my BMW 328is? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your BMW 328is engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my BMW 328is oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my BMW 328is exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your BMW 328is

Help your 1997 328is engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!